Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Green" DIY wrapping paper.

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In an attempt to be more environmentally friendly (Dave is now LEED acceredited and all!) we decided to make our own wrapping paper with stuff we had around the house. Now I know not everyone has blueprints kicking around their house. We used some plans and some 3-modeling print outs that Dave had used in homework and some plans for work. We topped them all with tiny bows from Ikea. The entire package of over 50 bows was something like $2. All the tags are old library card catalog card and we used cotton twine on some of the boxes. (Now by we I mean it was my idea and I bought everything and Dave wrapped them this year. I am not ahhhem known for my wrapping skills. OK OK everyone makes fun of them)




Dave even made a little box out of some of the cards to house an awkward shaped present. No tape was used it is all folding and tension. The cards are hilarious because I made sure I grabbed some about USSR and spies.

9 comments:

Hope said...

I have been lurking for a while and have never commented, but I just had to say how much I love this wrapping strategy. And that box is too cute!!!!

hillary said...

Thanks so much and for coming by!
We have so many old plans kicking around!

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

Those were some really cool ideas. When I was a teenager, I used to wrap gifts in the Sunday comics. Recycling wasn't required then, so we'd just have all these papers sitting around the house. (I just had a flashback of covering my text books in brown paper bags!)

ShopKim said...

Those look fabulous! I love the idea and I'm sure the people you're giving them too will love it too.

Lorena said...

WOW... these presents are going to stand out ! They look great + the environmental factor.
I just spent 4 hours wrapping gifts...wish I had blueprints waiting around.

Emily Kennedy said...

Nice! LEED accreditation is way rad! I've heard it's very challenging to complete. Great job by your sweetie!.

Kelly said...

ahhh so cute! I love the cards especially. (I'm not known for my wrapping skills either...sometimes it turns out OK but this year pretty much everything is ugly. I had one triangle shaped box to wrap...you can imagine how well that turned out)

miss ruta said...

i already said i love this whole thing.

Tina said...

I love wrapping gifts and strive to be creative in what I use, but you put me to shame. Ingenious and beautiful!!!!